FAQs

2016 du Tough Mudder

Event Resources

Click here for the du Tough Mudder course map

Click here for the du Tough Mudder info pack

Click here for du Mini Mudder details

Click here for the PARTICIPANT WAIVER

Click here for the SPECTATOR WAIVER

Click here for the du MINI MUDDER WAIVER

Common Questions

Question: 

Can I transfer to another event next year? Or, put my registration on hold until I decide on an event?

Answer:

No, all tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Question: 

If I sign up but can’t participate, can I give my ticket to someone else?

Answer: 

No. du Tough Mudder tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. The person who signs up must be the same one who participates.

Question: 

Where can I store my valuables during the event? Is there a bag drop?

Answer: 

Yes, there is a bag drop facility.  This is for participants only. Bag drop will open when registration opens on each event day and will close after the last participant has completed the course and retrieved their bag.  You also have the option of leaving your bag in your car.

Question: 

Will there be showers?

Answer: 

There will be a limited number of showers available as well as male and female changing tents.

Question: 

Are children welcome at du Tough Mudder?

Answer: 

Yes, anyone under the age of 13-years old is free to enter as a spectator.  Anyone that is 13-years or older will need to purchase a spectator ticket online or on the day at the venue entrance.

Question: 

Once I have registered, how do I find my child’s start time and bib number?

Answer: 

As you come onsite you need to first go to the registration tent to pick up your Mini Mudder bib and wristband.  Wave times are first come, first served on the day of the event and can be booked at the Mini Mudder Village.

Question: 

What is the average finishing time?

Answer:

The average du Tough Mudder¨ will complete the course in around three hours.

Question: 

What if I can’t swim?

Answer: 

You can skip any obstacle that you do not feel comfortable with. You should be prepared to swim at least 30M in VERY cold water over your head. It’s fine by us if you want to skip an obstacle. The way we see it, you are there to have fun and get a real sense of achievement at the end. If you think a particular obstacle isn’t going to do this for you or you are unable to complete it, just go around it – no shame there.

Question: 

What age do you have to be able to participate?

Answer: 

du Tough Mudder allows those who are 16 or older to run at a du Tough Mudder event. Anyone who is not 16 or older at the time of the event date cannot participate, but a 15-year old participant can sign up prior to turning 16, as long as they are 16 on event day.

Important: Minors age 16 or 17 can participate as long as they are running with a participating chaperone. Minors must check in with their chaperones on event day.

Question:

What is du Tough Mudder Half?

Answer:

du Tough Mudder Half is a five mile obstacle course designed to test teamwork and mental grit. Longer than a 5k, but shorter than a du Tough Mudder, it’s not a race but an untimed challenge that was created for those seeking a run in the mud, without the rigorous training schedule.  We get that 10,000 volts of electricity and mind numbing ice baths aren’t everyone’s idea of a good time, so we removed those obstacles from the course. Instead, du Tough Mudder Half features classic obstacles like Everest, Walk the Plank, and Pyramid Scheme.

Question:

How do du Tough Mudder Half events differ from du Tough Mudder events?

Answer:

  1. Distance: du Tough Mudder Half is 8 km, while a du Tough Mudder is 16-20 km.
  2. Obstacles: With no fire, ice or electricity in sight, you’ll tackle signature obstacles like Walk the Plank, Everest, Kiss of Mud, and Mud Mile. The frequency of obstacles is the same as a du Tough Mudder course.
  3. Rewards: At the finish line, you’ll be initiated into Mudder Nation with a signature white headband, a custom du Tough Mudder Half performance finisher tee, and a full cider..

Question:

Why launch du Tough Mudder Half?

Answer:

du Tough Mudder Half was created to bring Mudder Nation something you’ve been asking for. We’ve received countless requests for a shorter-distance format from both participants and spectators. For many who have yet to try a full du Tough Mudder, this is a great introduction, and for Legionnaires it’s an opportunity to share the experience you love with friends and family.

Question:

Will du Tough Mudder Half count toward my Legionnaire status?

Answer:

By completing a du Tough Mudder Half event, you become a member of Mudder Nation, receive a performance finisher tee, a white du Tough Mudder Half headband, and an ice cold refreshment. Completing a du Tough Mudder Half course does not count toward du Tough Mudder Legionnaire status.

Question:

How many obstacles will be featured on a du Tough Mudder Half course?

Answer:                 

du Tough Mudder Half will feature a selection of signature du Tough Mudder obstacles.

  • Each course will have more than a dozen obstacles over five miles.
  • In addition, there will be a custom du Tough Mudder Half finish obstacle.

Question:

Which obstacles will be included on a du Tough Mudder Half Course? Which won’t be?

Answer:

  • Expect participant favourites like Walk the Plank, Everest, Pyramid Scheme, Mud Mile, and Kiss of Mud.
  • There will be no ice, fire, or electricity.

Question: 

Can I get a refund?

Answer: 

No. We do not issue refunds, regardless of circumstance, nor do we issue partial refunds, as per company policy and the terms & conditions that are agreed to by each participant during registration.

Question: 

How will my finishing time be recorded?

Answer: 

du Tough Mudder is not a race. It is an event to be completed. We built this event for people to push themselves and see what they are capable of. We sincerely believe that worrying too much

about your time takes away from some of the most important parts of du Tough Mudder. Namely, camaraderie and teamwork. World’s Toughest Mudder no longer requires an entry time.

Question: 

Can I skip an obstacle?

Answer: 

du Tough Mudder is not supposed to be about getting a faster time than your friends, so it’s fine by us if you want to skip an obstacle. The way we see it, you are there to have fun and get a real sense of achievement at the end. If you think a particular obstacle isn’t going to do this for you, just go around it – no shame there. However, if you are skipping an obstacle just to improve your time, then we think you are only cheating yourself. You paid to do the course – why not actually do it?

Question: 

How do I get around as a spectator?

Answer: 

du Tough Mudder configures the course for easy access that allows spectators to keep up with their friends and family members. We do this by providing shortcuts to obstacles, so you aren’t walking the entire 12-mile course. While your friends are slogging away, you can skip ahead and wait for them to arrive at the next obstacle. As a spectator, you will be able to see a majority of the obstacles that your friends will be struggling to overcome. Make sure to bring a camera!

Question: 

What can spectators bring?

Answer:

We allow you to bring folding chairs, pushchairs, video recorders, cameras, and purses/bags. Please bear in mind the nature of a du Tough Mudder¨ course as pushchairs may be hard to navigate round the course. We cannot allow outside food, alcohol or any pets into the event. For more information on what to bring, you can visit the specific event page at which you are spectating one-week before the event.

Question: 

How should I train for du Tough Mudder?

Answer: 

Look out for our du Tough Mudder tips.

Question: 

How fit do I have to be to participate?

Answer: 

du Tough Mudder events are designed to test all round fitness. However, fitness alone will not get you round the course. You will also need mental endurance to complete the course and overcome the obstacles. You will need to train beforehand so look out for our training tips.

Is du Tough Mudder safe?

Answer: 

While we build our events to be challenging, safety is our top priority at du Tough Mudder, and experts are involved at every step of the process to keep you safe. Over the past five years, more than 2 million people have safely completed a du Tough Mudder course, making participating in a du Tough Mudder event 11x safer than running a marathon and 20x safer than competing in a triathlon.

If you need any assistance during the event, you’ll find on-site safety personnel, with medical experts including ALS, EMT, paramedics, water rescue technicians and emergency response personnel, to ensure your needs are met.

Question: 

What is included in the entry fee?

Answer: 

In addition to participation in the event itself, you also get an official du Tough Mudder¨ headband if you complete the course, a finishers t-shirt and a cold refreshment.

Question: 

What drink will I receive at the Finish Line?

Answer: 

Each participant will receive a Red Bull as they cross the du Tough Mudder Half or du Tough Mudder challenge. Red Bull will also be available to all du Tough Mudders through out the day to give the extra energy boost you may need to get yourself over the line.

These drinks can assist in providing carbohydrates as well as vitamins and caffeine to boost performance. There are also calorie free options to choose from. Typically the caffeine will enhance focus and deliver a perceived energy boost, which is most often actually provided by the vitamins and carbohydrates also in the drink. Caffeine absorption reaches peak levels in the blood in around 1 – 2 hours after ingestion and as caffeine is dehydrating, be sure you consume enough water to keep you hydrated.


   


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